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Lemi Ghariokwu

Lemi Ghariokwu: Most Nigeria’s contemporary music evasive of societal realities

A veteran artist, Lemi Ghariokwu, has condemned the lyrical contents of most Nigerian music which he says are very evasive of the realities in our society.

Suspected cultists vandalise, loot property worth millions in Calabar

Suspected cultists in Calabar South local government area of Cross River State have vandalised and looted property estimated at several millions of naira in the city.
Greg Clark

UK minister breaks ranks with no-deal Brexit warning

Britain’s business minister on Thursday warned that the prospect of crashing out of the European Union without an agreement would be “disastrous” for the country, as fractious MPs prepare to vote on a contentious Brexit deal.
Felix Tshisekedi

Felix Tshisekedi declared winner of Congo election

Democratic Republic of Congo’s electoral commission on Thursday declared opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi the surprise winner of 30 December presidential election, a result that sets the stage for the country’s first democratic transfer of power.

Christian Chukwu: Former president Shehu Shagari changed face of football in Nigeria

Super Eagles legend, Christian Chukwu (MON), has paid glowing eulogy to former President Shehu Aliyu Shagari, who died on December 28, 2018 and was buried two days later in his village in Sokoto State.
Abule Egba

Police arrests four over Abule-Egba petroleum pipeline fire

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested four suspected pipeline vandals in connection with the inferno that occurred at Abule Egba last Wednesday.
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Korea issues 1,424 visas to Nigerians in two years

The Consul-General of the Republic of Korea in Lagos, In-Taek Kim, said on Thursday that 1,424 Nigerians were issued visas to Korea in 2017 and in the first nine months of this year.

Godwin Obaseki launches Edo Security Trust Fund

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, on Monday launched the state’s Security Trust Fund/Security Architecture.

France tells Donald Trump to stop meddling in its affairs

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian asks Donald Trump to stop meddling in French affairs after the US President criticised France in two tweets following riots in Paris

Korea, Nigeria trade volume decreases

The Consul-General of the Republic of Korea in Lagos, Mr In-Taek Kim, on Thursday announced a sharp decrease in the volume of trade between Nigeria and Korea in 2018.

Victims of Cross River communal clash recount losses

The four communities, Ebom, Ediba, Afafayi and Usumutong clashed on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, leaving property worth several billions of Naira destroyed.
16 Senator Godswill Akpabio addressing a large crowd of youths at Ikot Ekpene plaza who turned out to receive him on his return from Enugu where he had gone to bury his grand mother-in-law. It turned out to be a political rally.

Godswill Akpabio splashes N100m business grants on constituents

Former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio, has given out more than N100 million grants to small and medium scale entrepreneurs in Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District.
(FILES) This file photo taken on February 9, 2017 shows Chinese 100 yuan notes in Beijing. The Chinese currency continued its sharp decline on July 20, 2018 despite US President Donald Trump's bid to rein in the dollar, as analysts pointed out that a weaker yuan aids Beijing in its trade tussle with Washington. / AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR

China’s economic growth hits nine-year low

China's economic growth has slowed down to 6.5 percent in the third quarter - the slowest quaterly growth since 2009 - as a campaign to tackle mounting debt, and trade frictions with the US take their toll.
Bashir Garba

SSG Bashir Garba urges federal government to extend security intervention to Sokoto

The Secretary to Sokoto State Government, Prof. Bashir Garba, on Wednesday appealed to the Federal Government to extend its security intervention in Zamfara State to Sokoto State.

Official: Kano hisbah board intercepts 12 million bottles of beer

The Kano State Hisbah Board confiscated over 12 million bottles of beer from importers of the commodity in the state within the last seven years.
Abdullahi Shinkafi

Zamfara banditry claims 3,000 lives, gulps N17 billion – official

The ongoing banditry in Zamfara State has claimed over 3,000 lives with the state government spending some N17bn in the past seven years on fighting the problem.

INEC: We won’t be postpone 2019 elections despite budget delay

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, on Friday said that contrary to media reports, there were no discrepancies in the commission’s budget currently before national assembly.
Rescuers work among the rubble and wreckage of the Morandi motorway bridge in Genoa on August 17, 2018, three days after a section collapsed. Rescue workers in Genoa have toiled for a third night in the wreckage of a collapsed bridge, continuing the desperate search for people still missing after the accident, which left at least 38 people dead. Italy's populist government intensified its attacks on the viaduct operator amid rising anger over the tragedy and the structural problems that have dogged the decades-old Morandi bridge, which buckled without warning on August 14, sending about 35 cars and several trucks, along with huge chunks of concrete, plunging 45 metres (150 feet) onto railway tracks below. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO BERTORELLO

Rescuers dig for survivors as anger mounts over Italy bridge collapse

Rescuers used diggers to claw through mountains of rubble, calling out in the hope of finding survivors as a desperate search for victims of the viaduct collapse entered its fourth day Friday with up to 20 people still missing.

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Robin van Persie is “sorry” if his move to Manchester United angered Arsenal, but claims to have no regrets at having swapped Emirates Stadium for Old Trafford.

Robin van Persie ‘sorry’ if Manchester United move angered Arsenal fans

Robin van Persie is “sorry” if his move to Manchester United angered Arsenal, but claims to have no regrets at having swapped Emirates Stadium for Old Trafford.
kayode fayemi ekiti

Yoruba youths hail Governor Fayemi’s election as NGF chairman

The Yoruba Council of Youths Worldwide (YCYW) on Thursday hailed the election of Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti as the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF).

Victims Support Fund to launch 2019 rain-fed farming intervention in Northeast

The Victims Support Fund (VSF) in continuation of the implementation of its 2019 programmes targeted at restoring livelihood to victims of insurgency is set to launch its agro based intervention in Borno.
Eden Hazard

Willian: I’d be very sad if Eden Hazard leaves

The Belgium international, who this month confirmed he had decided his future and informed the club, could therefore make his final appearance for Chelsea in Wednesday's Europa League final against Arsenal in Baku.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

EFCC disclaims Lagos roadblocks, online invitations

According to the commission, it has no knowledge and involvement in the act as it revealed that the impostors, parading themselves as operatives of the Commission, mount road blocks in areas such as Victoria Island, Lekki and Festac Town, and extorting money from unsuspecting members on the allegation that they are suspected internet fraudsters, popularly known as ‘Yahoo-Yahoo boys.’